Get ready to enter the property market.
The first thing you’ll need to do is decide what you want to buy, so consider the location, whether you’d prefer a house or unit, a new home or existing home, and whether you’ll live in it or rent it out.
Next, get an idea of how much you can afford. Will you be buying by yourself, or with someone else? How much have you saved for a deposit? What are your income and expenses looking like?
It’s also important to research all the costs which may be involved with buying your first home, like stamp duty, Lenders Mortgage Insurance, Property valuation and conveyancing.
When you’ve done your research, it’s time to get pre-qualified. With loans.com.au, you can apply online in just minutes. This will give you a guide of how much you can borrow. From here, we can help you apply, upload your documents, complete the valuation of your property, and get your loan approved so we can return your documents and you’ll settle.
No matter what stage of the process you’re at, we’re here to help.
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Why do people choose us for their first home?
Low interest rates
We can offer extremely low rates because our online model is so efficient. Having fewer overheads like branches means doing business costs less. Those savings means we can offer you lower interest rates and not chargie any ongoing or monthly fees.
Accessible support team
Our Australian-based support team are here to help you whenever you need it. You can reach our team on 13 10 90, Live Chat, through onTrack app or even on Facebook at most times of the day. We’re here to help you settle as soon as possible.
You can apply online in just minutes for your home loan, and then manage your documents through our easy-to-use app, onTrack. onTrack allows you to complete your home loan application on your device in your own time, as it suits you.
Fast approval & settlement
We can approve your home loan in a matter of days, pending the right documents have been submitted and verified. We’ll help you get to settlement in no time!
Safe & trusted lender
loans.com.au is financially backed by Firstmac, Australia’s 13th largest lender that has been in business for more than 40 years. Firstmac has more than $13 billion in loans under management, and our operations are covered by the NCCP Act & enforced financial services watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
We’re community people
We put people at the heart of everything we do, and beyond supporting our customers, we’re involved in our local community through our Women, Children & Community Program.
loans.com.au makes it easy to finance your home or investment property, so you can start saving thousands sooner. Here’s how:
Simply fill out your application online by entering some of your details, or chat to one of our friendly lending specialists over the phone and they can complete your application for you.
What you do
Complete a quick pre-qualification online to see if you qualify or book an appointment at a time that suits you to speak with a home loan specialist.
What we do
Contact you at a time that works for you to discuss the information you provided or complete your application for you.
After your application is complete, use our system we call onTrack on your desktop or device to add your documentation such as payslips and bank statements, and track the progress of your application.
What you do
Log into onTrack
Upload supporting documents
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Verify your information
Your loan will settle and you'll start saving with your new low rate, and get your keys to your new dream home!
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Get the keys to your new home
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Once settlement is complete, we'll send you login credentials to Smart Money
Common home loan questions
Alternatively, chat to one of our friendly lending specialists on 13 10 90 and they can complete your application for you.
After your application is complete, use our app onTrack on your desktop or device to add your documents such as payslips, and details of your existing loan. In the onTrack app, you can track the progress of your application.
For more information for documents required for a home purchase or build:
What documents do I need to buy or build a home in Australia?
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- The state you’re buying in – All states have different methods of calculating stamp duty so the amount will differ.
- The price of the property – In general, the cheaper the property is the less stamp duty you will pay.
- The type of home you’re buying – Vacant land will have less stamp duty compared to an established home.
Most state and territory governments provide stamp duty concessions to first home buyers and sometimes waive the need to pay stamp duty altogether. It’s best to research your individual state or territory to see what the maximum property value is so you can avoid paying stamp duty.
Our property reports provide information such as Estimated property value, Property mapping, Properties sold in the area, Market comparison, Median sale prices in the area and Suburb insights.
We'd always advise our customers to have the right documentation ready at application stage, so you can move forward with your application as quickly as possible.
Ready to enter the property market and buy your first home? Simply apply online or chat to a lending specialist and they can do the hard work for you. We make the process easy so you can get the keys to your first home as soon as possible.
Get free property & suburb insights
To help you find the perfect home, we'd like to give you a free loans.com.au Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) property report, a breakdown of information about the property you are considering, including previous sale prices.
Estimated property value
An indication of how much the property is worth, based on factors including recent sale prices for comparable properties in the area.
An aerial photo of the property and its immediate surrounds, plus maps of the street & the property in relation to points of interest and facilities.
Properties sold in the area
You will be able to see details of recently-sold properties in the area including the date they were sold, land size, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms and garage size.
Detailed information about nearby properties currently listed for sale or recently sold, including their first and last advertised price and days on the market.
Median sale prices in the area
The median sale price for homes in the area and how it has changed each month in recent years.
Information about the suburb's demographics, such as household occupancy, household income and household structure.
We’ve put together handy guides for everything you need to know when it comes to getting a home loan, so all the information is here in one place.
Guide to buying your first home
Pre-approval, or conditional approval, is when you approach a lender when looking to buy a home and ask them to pre-approve you to borrow a certain amount.
You may be emotionally ready to put down roots, but there are a lot of things you need to know when getting a mortgage. After all, it's easily one of the biggest financial commitments you'll ever make.
A lot of Australians struggle with this problem: saving for a 20% deposit of the property’s value while still managing to pay their rent and utility bills at the same time.
Owning a home is a dream for many, and there’s no doubt first home buyers have some challenges, not least of which is saving for a deposit. Find out how much first home buyers are saving below.
With home loans, stamp duty, inspections and conveyancing, the costs of buying your first home can add up. The First Home Owner Grant is an initiative provided by State Governments nationwide designed to get you into your new home sooner.
Here are the main ‘numbers’ you should stick in your mind before and after you apply for a home loan, such as the interest rate, loan term and your loan’s LVR.
Buying a home is not an easy task and one of the main obstacles is saving money for a home deposit and other upfront costs such as stamp duty and conveyancing fees.
Lender's Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is a tool used by lenders to reduce their risk in cases of where borrowers have smaller sized deposits to put down in their loan.
Get to know your new neighbourhood before you buy. So before you sign a property contract, here's what you can do to research in finding the right suburb.
Choose whether to make repayments on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis. Find out how to save some money on your home loan repayments.
Buying a first home is one of the biggest financial decisions of anyone’s life. Follow the steps to assist you in achieving your first home ownership.
With interest rates on mortgages at record lows and house prices now likely to fall, it could be worth considering entering the market now if you’re a first home buyer.